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Hi I'm Linnea

I am a part of a wonderful family. I love music and all of the arts. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am junior in high school. I'm doing homeschool so I can hurry up and graduate! When I'm though with school (and once I'm 18) the first thing I'm going to do is thru-hike the Appalachian Trail! I live being in the wilderness and the physical and mental challenges that backpacking presents. The beauty of the world we live in never ceases to amaze me and I am ever grateful to my Creator for the wonder of that creation. I play piano and guitar and have dabbled in percussion. I enjoy the feel of music. I love to sing anytime anywhere any song. It makes me happy to be alive. Reading is something else I really enjoy. From poetry to Harry Potter, from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, from fantasy to biography; I find enrichment for my mind and solace for my spirit in reading. My life has gone all over, from times where I didn't think I would be alive to times when life is a wonder that just fills me with joy. I love that joy and I seek after it.

Why I am a Mormon

As I mentioned before, there have been times where I didn't think I would be alive. My life hasn't always seemed as livable and lovable to me as it does now. I have walked through the valley of the shadow of death and I have seen evil. I have tried to escape my misdeeds by rejecting the gospel and distancing myself from my Creator, my Savior, and my family. And I almost died because of it. I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know the doctrines it teaches are truth. I have felt that truth and as I have accepted it, I have been able to turn my life around, be and feel forgiven, forgive myself, and heal my relationships with my family and my Creator.

How I live my faith

I am a Laurel in the Young Women's program at church, which is a fancy way of saying I'm one of the older girls in my youth group. I attend church meetings every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. On Sunday I attend sacrament meeting and Sunday school. I get to commune with my Father in Heaven and be fed by His spirit. Sunday is the day of the week where I get a break from the world with my family. We go to church in the mornings and enjoy the spirit there, then we come home and participate in the age old ritual of the afternoon nap! As the day goes on we only change all of our weekday routines to fit the Sabbath. I don't know how I'd manage every day without that weekly reset Sunday provides. On Wednesday I get to go be with the youth. We might do service for members of our congregation, or learn a gospel principle or life skill, or we might just play games and enjoy the company of each other and the spirit. These routines are reliable, comforting, and significant in my relationship with my family on earth and in heaven.